We are passionate about Care Farming and the impact it has on people, both participants and those on farms.
It is certainly our favourite day of the week and contributes to our wellness, wellbeing and work life balance.
What matters to us is that the combination of fresh air, exercise, meeting and socialising with others, growing food, cooking and eating together, being closer to nature all contribute to wellbeing….and make a difference. It sounds very simple and the difference we see in participants in just three weeks never fails to amaze us.
Farmers increasingly work in isolation; their opportunities to socialise with others at market and similar have declined, as have farm incomes. To be able to share the therapeutic value of the countryside with others and bring in some income at the same time is very welcome.
Evidence that it works
Links to John Hegarty report
Summary of feedback
What the Participants Say…
Wellies is fantastic for us all